Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year

Good news – we have been shortlisted to become Sainsbury’s (Pinhoe Road) Charity of the Year.  You can vote for us either in store or via the Sainsbury’s website  Voting closes 24 June 2018.

Summer Bookings Open and filling up fast

The dates for our summer club are now available and bookings are being accepted. The annual 12-day summer club returns for 2018 for 4 days per week during 3 weeks of August. The club is being run at both Ellen Tinkham and Bidwell Brook schools, with each site offering a programme of activities, trips and lots of fun throughout the summer holidays.

After summer club last year one family said: “The Hollow Lane Club provides our son with structure and activity over the holidays and he can try things with the club that he’s never done before in a safe environment. He really enjoys going.”

Places are filling up fast, call Deb Ward on 01392 463823 to find out what days are still available.


The Jolly Hub Social Club

The Hollow Lane Club has opened a youth club for young adults aged 16-25.  Now beautifully named: The Jolly Hub Social Club.

For many years parents have been asking if we could run something for the older age group to keep them in contact with their friends once they leave school. Now that the Ellen Tinkham School FE College has opened up at Bodley House, providing a new stage of education for this group of young people, we decided it was time to launch our youth group. The club meets monthly at Ellen Tinkham School FE College, Bodley House, Wayside Crescent, Exeter

Young people interested in attending the group should contact Deb Ward in the first instance to register your interest.

Sibs Group – Feb 2017

This month we went swimming in Cofton swimming pool. We played outside in the playground, also we played games.

It was a lot of fun; it’s a great place to swim with friends and family.

After School Club – February 2017

At After School Club, we enjoyed chill out time, access to the switch it board and using sensory head massagers. We enjoyed playing games especially Manic Martians, Frog Frenzy and the Honey Bee Tree.

Maddy said she likes seeing her friends and going shopping.
Henry likes listening to music and sitting with his best friend.

Morrisons Funding

On January 14th we were very pleased to pay a visit to Morrisons in Exeter where we met their Manager and other staff and received a cheque for the Hollow Lane Club for £4,450.

Many thanks to Morrisons for supporting the club. The funds will support the Saturday programme this year and help pay for our activities and visits that make the days such fun for our children and young people.

Dan Perkins, Store Manager at the Morrisons store in Exeter said: “I’m really pleased that the Morrisons Foundation was able to make this donation and hope that the young people really enjoy the Saturday activities club throughout the year.”

A very special thank you to Kate, Harry, Mackenzie, Sam and Jessica who came to receive the cheque with staff from the Hollow Lane Club.

Sibling Group

This week we went to the Vue Cinema and saw ‘Finding Dory’. After that we went back to Ellen Tinkham and did arts and crafts.

“I like coming to sibling group because I can play with my friends and we do lots of fun things.” Violet, age 10